I used to love the sugared jelly donuts at Something-To-Go, the predecessor to Dolcetto by Basilico. Since its rebranding as an Italian bakery and cafe, Dolcetto has gained many a fan with their traditional approach to Italian confectionery. I may no longer have access to those jelly donuts, but boy does Dolcetto make up for my missing the donuts with the most amazing desserts ever. The sweets here are absolutely glorious, and taste as exquisite as they are gorgeous.
The offbeat deconstructed Espresso Tiramisu ($8) was a wonderful marriage of the heady and creamy. Instead of the liqueur-drenched sponge being at the bottom, it was atypically sandwiched between the mascarpone, and the ladyfingers fencing, instead of layering, the sumptuous creation.
If I had to choose, though, my vote would go to the Espresso and Chocolate Coffee Cake ($8), smooth coffee mousse encased in a nut-studded chocolate shell and crowned with orange-tinged buttercream piping. I loved the contrast of the crunchy exterior and the fluffy smooth creaminess of the mousse. An absolute must-order here.
Dolcetto by Basilico
1 Cuscaden Road
Regent Hotel Level 1
Tel: 6725 3243
Open daily from 8am to 9pm